LFA 107

Lightweight prospects Kamuela Kirk and Daniel Swain headline LFA 107 at the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls - City Centre in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Friday, Ma 14. [Photo courtesy of LFA]

LFA 107 results: Kamuela Kirk dominates, Daniel Swain stays on the stool

Kamuela Kirk dominated two rounds before Daniel Swain never came off the stool for the third round at LFA 107 on Friday, May 14.

Kirk picked Swain apart on the feet and defended all of Swain’s submission attempts

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A pair of Dana White Contender Series alum headline LFA 107 on Friday, May 14.

Kamuela Kirk meets fellow lightweight Daniel Swain inside the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls – City Centre in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Bantamweights George Garcia and Ricardo Dias will feature in the evening’s co-main event. 

Kirk most recently re-entered the win column with a first-round TKO victory at LFA 97 last January. He suffered back-to-back losses previously, including a third-round TKO loss to now-UFC lightweight Billy Quarantillo on DWCS in July 2019. 

Kirk holds a win over current UFC lightweight Kevin Croom. 

Swain returns to action for the first time since suffering a rib injury in the first round against T.J. Laramie at DWCS last August. The loss ended a two-fight win streak for the Washington native. 

Swain has fought plenty of UFC caliber competition, including a victory over UFC and Bellator veteran Sam Sicilia back in 2011.

Garcia and Diaz share an identical record of 9-4. Garcia makes his LFA debut after more than a year away from competition. In his last outing, he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Blair Shtepin at M-1 Challenge 104 in August 2019.

He previously rattled off five-straight wins, including victories over former UFC talent Willie Gates and Chris Beal. 

Dias is the winner of five of his last six. He made his LFA debut this past August, beating Desmond Torres via split decision at LFA 89. The Kings MMA product finished seven of his nine victories. 

Unbeaten bantamweight prospect Allan Begosso faces S. Sabyrzhan Uulu, while Jordan Heider man puts his undefeated record on the line against Anthony Garrett

LFA 107 play-by-play

Women’s strawweight bout: Alandria Brown vs. Shania Arrendondo

Alandria Brown taps out Shania Arrendondo with a third-round rear-naked choke. Brown win pro debut, while Arrendondo drops to 0-1.

 

Welterweight bout: Corey Davis vs. Thomas Powell

Corey Davis defeated Thomas Powell with a TKO finish in round two. The outcome came with some controversy as Powell complained about a eye poke. It appeared Davis did poke Powell with his left hand unintentionally. He landed more strikes and a head kick before the referee stepped in for the stoppage. Davis moves to 6-3, while Powell falls to 4-6.

 

Welterweight bout: L.J. Portee vs. Ray Waters

Ray Waters’ right hand put L.J. Porter to the canvas in the opening round. Waters swarmed Porter and eventually sank in the rear-naked choke to win his professional debut. Waters wins his pro debut, while Portee drops to 2-3.

 

Women’s flyweight bout: Taylor Mauldin vs. Ambar De la Herran [starts at 9 p.m. ET]

Taylor Mauldin saw an opportunity, submitting Ambar De La Herran with a first-round knee bar

De la Herran dropped for a heel hook, when Mauldin threw her leg over and locked in a knee bar. Mauldin wins her pro debut to become 1-0. De La Herran falls in pro debut.

 

Lightweight bout: James Wilson vs. Daniel Jefferson [Up Next]

James Wilson went the distance for the first time in his career to earn a decision win against Daniel Jefferson.

The Stanford University wrestling standout stuck to what he does best as he dominated the wrestling in rounds one and two. Jeffersons cored two takedowns of his one in the final round, but it was not enough.

Wilson remains perfect at 4-0, while Jefferson drops to 2-3.

Heavyweight bout: Jordan Heiderman vs. Anthony Garrett [In Action]

Jordan Heiderman Anthony Garrett fight his way. Heiderman earned two takedowns before sinking in an arm-triangle in round 1.

Heiderman improves to a perfect 4-0, while Garrett falls to 6-3.

 

Bantamweight bout: Allan Begosso vs. Samarbek Sabyrzhan Uulu [In Action]

Allan Begosso wanted the choke and got it.

Begosso looked for the guillotine early, but went back to it later in rounds one. Sabyrzhan was forced to tap.

Begosso stays undefeated at 6-01 and Sabyrzhan Uulo moves to 3-3.

Bantamweight bout: George Garcia vs. Ricardo Dias

Ricardo Dias greeted George Garcia with a knee to the face to win via second-round knockout.

Dias rocked Garcia with an overhand right before landing the knee to finish the fight.

In round one, Garcia and Diaz traded in a energetic affair. Dias rocked Garcia early, but Garcia survived.

Dias even tried to jump into a heel hook, but once again, Garcia defended. Dias found the finish in round two.

Dias moves to 10-4, while Garcia drops to 9-5.

Main event [Lightweight bot] Kamuela Kirk vs. Daniel Swain: [Up Next]

Daniel Swain never got off the stool as Kamuela Kirk won via TKO in round two.

Kirk swarmed Swain for two round, outpointing Swain on the feet. Kirk also defended all fo Swain’s submission attempts and punished Swain with ground and pound.

Kirk rocked Swain in the middle of the first round. Kirk brutalized Swain with knees to push for the finish.

Swain locked in an arm bar, surviving the onslaught from Kirk. Kirk escaped and both men returned to their feet.

Kirk hurt Swain again before the end of round one.

Kirk continued to pour on the strikes in round two. Swain fought off his back for most of the round, looking for an arm bar. Kirk finished the round in mount with ground and pound.

In between rounds, Daniel Swain tell his corner, “I can’t do this anymore, I’m retired.” The referee goes to Daniel Swain and the fight is called off.

Kirk advances to 11-4, while Swain drops to 20-10-1.

 

Main card [9 p.m. ET UFC Fight Pass]:

Official decision: Kamuela Kirk def. Daniel Swain via TKO at 5:00 in round 2. [10-4] vs. Daniel Swain [20-10-1]

Official decision: Ricardo Dias def. George Garcia via knockout at 0:25 in round 2. 

Official decision: Allan Begosso def. Samarbek Sabyrzhan Uulu via submission [Guillotine choke] at 4:23 in round 1. 

Official decision: Jordan Heiderman def. Anthony Garrett at 3:40 in round 1. 

Official decision: James Wilson def. Daniel Jones via unanimous decision [30-27 3x]

Official decision:  Taylor Mauldin def. Ambar De La Herran at 1:30 in round 1. 

Preliminary card [7:30 p.m. ET Facebook]

Official decision: Ray Waters def. L.J. Portee via submission [rear-naked choke] at 1:02 in round 1. 

Official decision: Corey Davis def. Thomas Powell by TKO at 3:50 in round 2.  

Official decision: Alandria Brown def. Shania Arrendondo via submission [rear-naked choke] at 3:54 in round 3.

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